Fortville Elementary students do yoga

Fortville Elementary students do yoga


FACEBOOK SAYS IT HAS SET MONEY ASIDE TO BE PREPARED.>>Ben: ADULTS USE YOGA TO DESTRESS.>>Julia: AND KIDS CAN BENEFIT AS WELL. CARLOS IS LIVE, WHERE YOGA IS A MANDATORY THERE, AND FOR REPORTERS WHO SHOW UP ON THE SCENE. GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: SORRY, I WASN’T LISTENING. I’M TRYING TO GET THIS YOGA DOWN. PULLING ALL THE MUSCLES IN MY BODY. WE’RE HERE AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE STUDENTS HERE ARE DOING YOGA. ONCE A WEEK, 40 MINUTES A DAY. ONCE A WEEK. THEY GOT THIS IDEA FROM WATCHING A SCHOOL IN BALTIMORE. WE’RE HERE WITH MRS. PRIVOT, A FIFTH GRADE TEACHER. YOU SEE THE KIDS BEFORE THEY GO INTO THE YOGA CLASS AND WHEN THEY COME OUT. IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?>>DEFINITELY. WE LIVE IN A CHAOTIC WORLD, KIDS COME IN KIND OF WOUND UP. AND ONCE WE HIT YOGA CLASS THE REST OF THE DAY IS VERY PEACEFUL. KIDS ARE MORE ABLE TO FOCUS AND GET THEIR WORK DONE.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR. IT IS A ONE YEAR PROGRAM. ARE YOU HOPING FUNDING COMES THROUGH?>>DEFINITELY, I HAVE A KID IN MY CLASS, BUT MORE THAN ONE, A LOT OF ANGER ISSUES, AND THROUGH YOGA HAS BEEN ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO DEEPLY BREATHE AND BE AT PEACE DURING CHALLENGES IN CLASS AS WELL AS YOGA.>>Reporter: CALEB, WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD ABOUT THIS, WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS VERY SUSPICIOUS, BUT THEN THE FIRST TIME, I WENT ON IT, I WAS LIKE OKAY, THIS IS PRETTY GOOD. AND THEN IT HELPS ME PLAY MY SPORTS BETTER, AND.>>Reporter: DO OTHER THINGS AS WELL. VIVIAN, REAL QUICK, VIVIAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PROGRAM?>>I THINK IT MAKES ME A LITTLE CALMER, AND HELPS ME DO MY SCHOOL WORK A LITTLE BETTER ZCHLKTS ZCH.KTS